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      04-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #23
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look like a shitty job, sorry. not only do you have to take it off now, you have millions of black speckles all over your car because of your bad masking job. more coats=easier removal...

dip looks textured, uneven, and not fully coated. now i would love to see you vinyl your roof. lets see how that turns out.

a bottle of goo-gone, microfiber towels and shitload of elbow grease will solve your issues.
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      04-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #24
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Unless it's a Carbon Fibre roof why the hell would you want this??CF is lighter wait and looks good but serves a purpose but painting your roof with that Plastic crap is a bad idea a wrap makes more sense...Barely.Good luck getting that crap off.
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      04-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #25
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Will give you an A for effort, but as others have said, you didn't spray enough coats. I have plastidipped a front splitter on another car once and it turned out great...so it was just the amount of coats you did. I think I put 4-5 coats on. Prep work was cleaning the part to be dipped, then use rubbing alcohol to get any grease or wax off the parts.

You do have to be careful how long you let it dry before pulling the tape off also. If you wait too long the tape will adhere to the dip and pull some with it. I can find some links for the best way to do it if you are interested.

There is even a youtube video showing how to make a "carbon fiber" look here...

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There is even a youtube video showing how to make a "carbon fiber" look here...

Hmmm, I have a spare Samsung Flipcase for my Note2. Maybe I'll try this out. Typically I hate carbon fiber-look, but this sounds like a fun DIY.
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      04-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #27
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STOP !! Just had to peel my roof a few weeks ago. I did half of it with three friends in an hour rubbing it with our fingers, then they left and I was left alone.

Go get some goo gone, pour or spray it on the roof, let it sit for 5 minutes, and it comes RIGHT OFF !!
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      04-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #28
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looks janky as fuck. modding on a budget is one thing, but that is just straight terrible.
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      04-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #29
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I Gota solution:

So, bought some oem 5 star 16 inch rims for a 2010 civic.
Used of course.

They were plati-dipped.
Peeling worked great, but, where it was thin, could peel it, but was getting it out with my nails.... Ouch.

Just, finally got a sunny day to get my 3000 psi Honda Pressure washer out.

Did plan on this, but when I sprayed the wheels, it started to peel.....,hmmmmm
I went nuts, no matter how wet I got, but I got all the thin plasti dip off.

Step 1. Create an edge. With your nails.

Step 2. Start pressure washing with water only.

Step 3. Don't give up.... Keep at it.
And keep at it. (focus on the edges that get created)

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      04-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #30
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Buy bug and tar remover at your local auto stores. Comes right off.
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Three pieces of advice:

1. Find something with a similarly painted surface (body shop part?) and practice on that first.

2. Cover your entire car if you're going to spray anything. Overspray sucks.

3. Ditch the ring sticker!
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According to her, the best way to get it off was rubbing it with her fingers
That's what she said...
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According to her, the best way to get off was rubbing it with her fingers
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That's what she said...
fixed it. now it's funnier.
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Use Gasoline/Lighter fluid to rub it off.
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It looks like you didnt put enough layers. You need to put at least 4-5 coats to make it thick enough to peel off. My friend did the same thing with her rims and she is running into the same problem taking it off. According to her, the best way to get it off was rubbing it with her fingers as "nothing works as well." I'm sure other members should be able to offer better insight. Good luck, I hate when projects fail horribly.
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If you dip it in layers it becomes thick and easier to peel off.
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      04-29-2013, 07:51 PM   #37
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Use Gasoline/Lighter fluid to rub it off.
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      04-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #39
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Use Gasoline/Lighter fluid to rub it off.
This just has bad idea written all over it... Bug and tar remover is much safer. Go pick up some Stoner's Tarminator at Autozone. If you are going to plasti-dip big areas, you need a spray gun. The spray cans will only work if you are doing trim, emblems, grilles, wheels, and plasti-dip diffusors.
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The pictures make it a bit difficult to tell what is thin plasti-dip coat (such that the paint shows through) and what is thin gloss (such that the plasti-dip partially reflects).

If I were doing it myself, here's my thought:
1) thickness of coats. I agree with most here that you need *much* more coverage, but I think your main problem is that you were too far away from the work surface. I've noticed with dip for some reason more than paint that it disperses quickly. Much like spray paint, you don't want coats so thick they pool. Plasti-dip in particular bubbles with pooled coats, which ends up looking piss-poor. But you also don't want to be far away with the can to get your thin coats. My strategy, which worked great on my wheels, is fast, close coats. You maximize use of the can, but still get thin enough coats to not pool. And you want like 10 coats minimum, if they're as thin as mine were. It really has to be a nice thick sheet. Maybe practice a few times on a cookie sheet - I had to do a few parts before I got the hang of it and did my wheels well (then went back and redid the other parts, since they were crap).

2) "fit" of final look. A few others have mentioned getting the matte look on your roof. Personally, I LOVE my matte black wheels, but I think they fit well because they're right next to the matte black tires. I'm not sure how a matte black roof would look on my solid gloss red car, maybe good maybe not. Maybe a gloss vinyl would look better. I'd have to see it first. Luckily, with Dip you can try without committing to it. In the end, I'd be willing to bet that the glossifier won't get you far enough, though, so if you don't like it you're probably better off peeling it and doing a gloss vinyl wrap.

3) glossification. Like I said, I don't think the glossifier will be enough. However, I got my car back the other day from the dealer and they'd done a wash. Normally I don't use tire shine, and I thought I liked it better that way, but they used some and I think I've changed my mind. More than that, a bit bled over onto my dipped wheels and I think it's about as effective on that rubber as it is on the tires themselves. I have to experiment with the can I got after a proper wash to get rid of my current water spots, but you MIGHT be able to get far enough to gloss with tire shine, perhaps the glossifier THEN tire shine. It's worth a try - if it totally sucks, you can still peel it all off.

As for removing it, you have two options: 1. add more dip. If you spray enough, thickly enough, it'll dry into a sheet you can peel off. It doesn't matter in this case if you do a crappy job and it pools, since you just want it to grab what's already there. That's the option I'd try, since it should grab everything. But if you WANT to use chemical solvents, 2. GooGone. The petroleum distillates (I think googone is just mineral oil and scent?) dissolve dip quite well. I don't recommend this route, because you'd have to use a LOT of googone and paper towels to clean up that roof, and it'll take MANY passes (since it streaks). But it works super well. I've used it on some areas of overspray on my car when I did my badges. Just spray it on, wipe it off with paper towels, then wash the area down with water and soap as usual to make sure it doesn't sit on there (I bet it does mean things to wax and clear coat, but that's superstition).

I strongly recommend googone for cleaning up dipped rubber parts. For example, I dipped an iPod cable so it'd be black rather than white. Parts of it peeled and looked bad (the sharp corners), so I wanted to reverse it. But dip adheres VERY well to rubber, it wouldn't peel off. Goo gone took it off no trouble.
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There is even a youtube video showing how to make a "carbon fiber" look here...
I gotta say, I think every CF look that's not actually just unpainted, real CF with clear epoxy looks like crap up close, CF vinyl included. But that actually doesn't look much worse than CF vinyl from any reasonable distance.
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Not sure if someone already suggested this but you can try to spray more plastidip on it to make it thicker and then try peeling it off. I f'd up my first plasti dip job and didnt have enough paint and then bought another can the next day and sprayed more and was able to peel it all off.
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